Bruce D. Wardinski has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director since August 2013 and previously served on the board of directors of our prior parent. In 2006, Mr. Wardinski founded our prior parent and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of its board of directors from May 2006 to August 2013. From June 2002 to December 2010, Mr. Wardinski served as Chief Executive Officer of Barceló Crestline and served as founding chairman of our Board. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Wardinski was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crestline Capital Corporation (NYSE: CLJ). Mr. Wardinski served as a member of the Executive Commission of Barceló Corporación Empresarial of Palma de Mallorca, Spain from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Wardinski was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Host Marriott Corporation (NYSE: HMT), a hotel asset management company, from 1996 to 1998. Before this appointment, he served in various other capacities with Host Marriott and Marriott Corporation from 1987 to 1996. In 2003, Mr. Wardinski formed Highland Hospitality Corporation (NYSE: HIH), where he served as Chairman of its board of directors until the sale of the company in 2007. Prior to joining Host Marriott and Marriott Corporation, Mr. Wardinski worked for Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Washington D.C., and Goodyear International in Caracas, Venezuela. Mr. Wardinski graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and from the Wharton School of Business with an MBA in Finance. Mr. Wardinski was a founding member and currently serves as Chairman of the ServiceSource Foundation, a not-for-profit advocacy group representing people with disabilities. In addition, Mr. Wardinski serves on the boards of directors of DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE: DRH), the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the George Mason University Foundation, Inc. Mr. Wardinski’s significant expertise in the lodging industry and his role as our Chief Executive Officer led us to conclude that he should serve on our Board.
H. Charles Floyd has served as a director since February 2016. Mr. Floyd was appointed to our Board by the binding nomination of Hyatt pursuant to the terms of the Investors Agreement. Mr. Floyd was appointed Global President of Operations of Hyatt in August 2014. In this role, Mr. Floyd leads and develops Hyatt’s shared operation services organization known as the Global Operations Center and is responsible for the successful operation of Hyatt’s hotels globally. Mr. Floyd is also responsible for ensuring operating efficiency in the roll-out of new innovations, unifying Hyatt’s global operations, and overseeing the Hyatt’s information technology resources, worldwide sales organization and call centers. Prior to his current role, Mr. Floyd was Executive Vice President, Group President-Global Operations Center at Hyatt. From January 2006 through September 2012, Mr. Floyd served as Chief Operating Officer-North America at Hyatt. In that role, he was responsible for the management of Hyatt’s full service hotels and resorts as well as the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands in the United States, Canada and Caribbean. In addition, he oversaw Hyatt Residential Group, Inc. (formerly Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc.) and the Franchise Owner Relations Group, which supported both full service and select service and extended stay franchisees. He also oversaw various corporate functions for North America, including sales, human resources, product and design, rooms, food and beverage and engineering. Since joining Hyatt in 1981, Mr. Floyd has served in a number of other senior positions, including Executive Vice President-North America Operations and Senior Vice President of Sales, as well as various managing director and general manager roles. Mr. Floyd holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Floyd’s extensive experience managing multiple operations within a large multinational hospitality corporation led us to conclude that he should serve on our Board.
Stephen G. Haggerty has served as a director since 2013. Mr. Haggerty was appointed to our Board by the binding nomination of Hyatt pursuant to the terms of the Investors Agreement. Mr. Haggerty has served as the Global Head of Capital Strategy, Franchising and Select Service of Hyatt since August 2014. Mr. Haggerty is responsible for implementing Hyatt’s overall capital and franchising strategy and overseeing Hyatt’s select service business. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Haggerty was the Executive Vice President and Global Head of Real Estate and Capital Strategy for Hyatt from October 2012. In this role, Mr. Haggerty was responsible for implementing Hyatt’s overall capital strategy, mergers and acquisitions and related transactional activity, hotel and joint venture asset management, project management, and strategic oversight and transactional support to Hyatt’s development professionals around the world. He joined Hyatt in 2007 as Global Head-Real Estate and Development, where he was responsible for Hyatt’s global development, including global feasibility and development finance, corporate transactions, and global asset management. Prior to joining Hyatt, Mr. Haggerty spent 13 years serving in several positions of increasing responsibility with Marriott International, a NASDAQ-listed hotel operator, franchisor and licensor (NASDAQ: MAR), most recently in London as Senior Vice President, International Project Finance and Asset Management for Europe, Africa and the Middle East from 2005 to 2007. Prior to this position, Mr. Haggerty served as Marriott’s Senior Vice President of Global Asset Management and Development Finance and previously lived in Asia for nine years holding a variety of roles relating to development at Marriott. Mr. Haggerty holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Mr. Haggerty’s extensive experience, in particular in strategic planning and asset management, in the lodging industry led us to conclude that he should serve on our Board.
Daniel J. Hirsch has served as a director since 2013 and previously served on the board of directors of our prior parent from June 2011 to August 2013. Mr. Hirsch was appointed to our Board by the binding nomination of Farallon pursuant to the terms of the Investors Agreement. Mr. Hirsch joined Farallon Partners, L.L.C. (“FP”) and FCM in 2003, was a Managing Director from 2007 to 2009, and has been a Managing Member, Real Estate, since 2009. Previously, Mr. Hirsch worked as an associate in the San Francisco office of the law firm Covington & Burling. In addition, Mr. Hirsch serves on the boards of Cabana Investors B.V., Coöperatieve Cabana U.A. and Tedi Discount Tekstil Magazacilik Anomin Sirketi. Mr. Hirsch graduated from Yale Law School with a J.D., and Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Law Jurisprudence and Social Thought from Amherst College. Mr. Hirsch’s investment management experience led us to conclude that he should serve on our Board.
Hal Stanley Jones has served as a director since 2013. Mr. Jones currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), a diversified education and media company. From 1989 until 2013, Mr. Jones worked in various capacities at The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), an American daily newspaper, the most widely circulated newspaper published in Washington, D.C. From January 2009 to September 2013, he served as the Senior Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer. From January 2008 to December 2009 he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan Professional, a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. From 2003 to 2006 he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Kaplan International, a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. Prior to joining The Washington Post Company, Mr. Jones worked for Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) from 1977 to 1988. In addition, Mr. Jones serves on the board of directors of Studio Theatre, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. Mr. Jones received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Mr. Jones’ experience as the chief financial officer of a public company led us to conclude that he should serve on our Board.
Stephen L. Millham has served as a director since 2013 and previously served on the board of directors of our prior parent from May 2006 to August 2013. Mr. Millham was appointed to our Board by the binding nomination of Farallon pursuant to the terms of the Investors Agreement. Mr. Millham joined FP and FCM in 1993, was named a Managing Member in 1997, and became co-head of the Real Estate Group in 2000. He co-headed the group until his retirement in 2012, and he continues to advise FP and FCM. Before joining FP and FCM, Mr. Millham worked as an acquisitions associate for JMB Institutional Realty Corporation, a real estate investment advisor, where he purchased real estate assets on behalf of institutional investors. Mr. Millham graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Mr. Millham’s investment management experience led us to conclude that he should serve on our Board.